CFHS code : HS129

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EMMA LAYTON d Aug 4 1903 age 67

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202267, 0.13839155 – click here for location

Layton grave
Layton headstone


This headstone, with carved rope detail, is located in the parish of Holy Sepulchre and stands 1 row to the east of the east path. The carved inscription is showing signs of erosion but is still legible.


In Loving Memory of EMMA LAYTON who fell …. Aug 4 1903 age 67 years

“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. That they may rest from their labours and their works do follow them.

Emma Layton (1836 – 4 August 1903)

Emma was the daughter of Thomas and Mary (née Graver) and was baptised on 21 August 1836 at St. Mary the Less Church.  Her father was a printer and she grew up in Newnham (1841) however both parents had both died by the time she was 10 years old and she then went to live with Thomas and Harriett Prior in Ashdon, Essex.  The Priors were from Cambridge originally, both worked as as school teachers, and aged 15 Emma was a pupil teacher.  She worked as a school teacher in Chinnor (1861) and Watford (1881) before moving back to live at 353 Mill Road by at least 1901.  She died at Mill Road aged 67 years old.

Emma’s brother Edward is also buried at Mill Road Cemetery.



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Emma Layton